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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Ranger-led Programs at the Park, August 2-8

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Date: July 27, 2009

Unless otherwise noted, all programs meet at the visitor center and many involve an easy stroll through the forest on park trails. These activities are free to the public. For more information, call (907) 747-0110. Activities planned for August 2-8:

Sunday, July 26
12:00 – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
1:00 – Ravens in Myth and Legend

Monday, July  27
12:00 – Ravens in Myth and Legend
1:00 – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Tuesday, July 28
12:00, 1:00 and 3:00 – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Wednesday, July 29
12:00 & 1:00 – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska. 7:00 pm – What Makes a Baidarka

Thursday, July 30
12:00 - Plants of Sitka: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on plants and the forest ecosystem found in Sitka National Historical Park and its surroundings.
1:00 – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Friday, July 31
12:00 – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.
1:00 - Plants of Sitka: Join a ranger for a walk and talk on plants and the forest ecosystem found in Sitka National Historical Park and its surroundings.

Saturday, August 1
12:00 – Battle of Sitka: Join a ranger for a guided walk to the sites of the Kiks.ádi fort and the Battle of 1804.
1:00 – Carved History: The totem poles and Native cultures of Southeast Alaska.

Did You Know?

Historic photo of Castle Hill

The transfer of Alaska from Russia took place in Sitka. On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered on Castle Hill, home of Alaska's Russian governors, the American flag was raised, and a brief exchange of statements completed the transfer of Alaska to the United States.